Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce is an important option for people looking for an alternative to litigation but need more legal support than mediation can provide.   I am trained as a Collaborative Divorce Coach and a member of Collaborative Family Law Association of St. Louis

We offer a network of legal, mental health, and financial professionals who are committed to providing a respectful, supportive, and non-adversarial process to divorcing couples in the St. Louis area that will enable them to construct their own solutions for their family’s future.

Separation and divorce are painful decisions, no matter what the circumstances.  Divorce brings dramatic changes, affecting every member of the family.

Traditional divorce, which can include bitter court battles and an adversarial approach, labels the divorcing couple as “opposing parties”.  However, despite emotions like anger, grief, and distrust, most couples really can make good choices to manage their divorce in a better way.  Collaborative Practice helps divorcing and separating couples work together, rather than in opposition, so they can focus on reaching solutions that work for both parties and their children, in a non-hostile and respectful manner.  The end result is a targeted, creative, and productive way to resolve disputes and reduce conflict without going to court.

The Collaborative Process can help couples end their relationship with integrity and move on.

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The Collaborative Process is an international approach to divorce with an international group. Recently (November 2022)the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals was nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for its international efforts in transforming the way families resolve conflict! IACP and Collaborative Professionals internationally hopes this Nobel PeacePrize Nomination will help create global awareness of Collaborative Practice as an accessible dispute resolution model for anyone who seeks it, regardless of family structure, race, age, sexual orientation, gender, class, ability, language, or geography.